The Acute Medicine SCE is an exam designed to test knowledge of various aspects of Acute Medicine. 

The exam is compulsory for all trainees on the Acute Medicine curriculum (2009) and optional for Acute Medicine trainees following other curricula. UK Acute Medicine trainees first become eligible to sit the Specialty Certificate Examination after entering year 3 (ST3) of specialist training. Passing the SCE gives you the right to put MRCP (UK) (Acute Medicine) after your name.


The exam must have been attempted by the end of ST5 to pass your ARCP.

Top tips for revision:

  1. MRCP website has sample questions. Go to
  2. Textbook published March 2016 - Nigel Lane 'Best of Five MCQs for the Acute Medicine SCE'
  3. Society of Acute Medicine website has a list of useful resources including websites, textbooks and guidelines. Click for link
  4. There is usually a revision course held the day before the SAM conference in September and drop in sessions throughout the conference itself. These are taught and attended by clinicians who set the exam questions and are involved in marking.
  5. BMJ On Examination have over 300 online past questions which can be purchased for 2 to 6 months. Go to
  6. Previous candidates have found MRCP Part 2 past questions useful.

                   Good Luck!